Target's Fidget Spinners Could Be Poisoning Kids
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Nov 10, 2017,
Nov 10, 2017, 0:39
However, these toys could be on the way out as well.
U.S. PIRG also called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to reclassify fidget spinners as toys, rather than its current category of general use products.
The center circle tested for 33,000 parts per million (ppm) of lead.
But one of the fidget spinners with a unsafe amount of lead - the "Fidget Wild Spinner Premium Brass" - is actually labeled for kids almost half that age.
But now a consumer advocacy group says two types of fidget spinners being sold at Target could be risky.
Shares of Target were last seen down fractionally at $58.17, with a consensus analyst price target of $59.28 and a 52-week range of $48.56 to $79.33.
"The two fidget spinners cited are clearly marked on the package as 'appropriate for customers ages 14 and older, ' and are not marketed to children", a Target spokesman said in an email. New research shows they can also be risky.
CBS News reports that the gadgets are being sold in the toy aisles alongside the spinners sold to 6-year-olds. "All of our product are tested and comply with [Consumer Product Safety Commission] safety standards".
High levels of lead can affect multiple systems in the body and is especially harmful to young children, according to the World Health Organization.
In the report, the lab results were tested twice to confirm the results.
Target did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment, but the company made a similar statement to the one Bulls-I-Toy gave to U.S. PIRG when contacted about the study.
"Saying fidget spinners aren't toys defies common sense, as millions of parents whose kids play with spinners can tell you", said Kara Cook-Schultz, U.S. PIRG Education Fund toxics director.
Target argues that the products do not have to follow the 100 ppm limit due because of they are not toys intended for children.